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Governing Body

The Governing Body has the responsibility for ensuring the good conduct and high standards of educational provision and achievement throughout the school. Governors do this by setting the strategic direction of the school, ensuring the quality of the education is high and by holding the Headteacher to account. All of this will enable governors to continually drive up standards within our school.

The Governing Body have responsibility for raising school standards through their three key roles:

  • Ensuring the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined.

  • Ensuring the Headteacher is held to account for the educational performance of the school.

  • Ensuring sound financial management of the school’s financial resources.


The Full Governing Body (FGB) meets formally six times per annum, which includes a Budget meeting. In addition to the FGB we operate several committees that report back to the Full Governing Body. Governors also support the school outside of these formal meetings through the role of the Link Governor. Link Governors are allocated to specific subjects and areas prioritised for improvement. They also support school events and take part in various sub committees and discipline panels as the need arises. 

Our Governing Body membership includes:


Shaun Bailey (Chair) Date Appointed: 21.05.21 Term of Office: 3 years
Committees - Strategy, Resources, Diminishing Differences
Link Governor role/remit - Chair of Governors
Who Appointed - Local Authority
Business & Pecuniary Interests - None
Governance roles in other educational institutions - None
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - None
Percentage of 2020-21 governor meetings attended - 96%

Nicola Clarke   Date Appointed: 21.05.21   Term of Office - 3 years
Committees - Resources, Pay
Link Governor role/remit - None
Who Appointed - Parent Governor
Business & Pecuniary Interests - None
Governance roles in other educational institutions - None
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - Yes
Percentage of 2020-21 governor meetings attended - 67%

Lynette De Nobriga   Date Appointed: 1st July 2019    Term of Office - 3 years
CommitteesStrategy, Curriculum & Outcomes, Diminishing Differences
Link Governor role/remit - SEND & Young Carers
Who Appointed - Co-opted Governor
Business & Pecuniary Interests - None
Governance roles in other educational institutions - None
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - Yes 
Percentage of 2020-21 governor meetings attended - 100% 

Peter Ferguson   Date Appointed: 15.06.21   Term of Office - 3 years
Committees - Curriculum & Outcomes
Link Governor role/remit - Careers
Who Appointed - Co-opted Governor
Business & Pecuniary Interests - None
Governance roles in other educational institutions - None
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - Yes
Percentage of 2020-21 governor meetings attended - 0%

Kim Garland (Headteacher)  
Date Appointed: 2nd March 2015   Term of Office - Continuous
Committees - All committees
Link Governor role/remit - N/A
Who Appointed - Ex-Officio
Business & Pecuniary Interests - None
Governance roles in other educational institutions - Member of the Management Committee of EOTAS
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - None
Percentage of 2020-21 governor meetings attended - 100%

Matthew Hill   Date Appointed: 09.12.19   Term of Office - 3 years
Committees - Resources
Link Governor role/remit - Health & Safety
Who Appointed - Co-opted Governor
Business & Pecuniary Interests - None
Governance roles in other educational institutions - None
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - Yes
Percentage of 2020-21 governor meetings attended - 88%

Peter Marshall   Date Appointed: 09.12.19            Term of Office -  3 years
Committees - Resources
Link Governor role/remit - None
Who Appointed - Co-opted Governor
Business & Pecuniary Interests - None 
Governance roles in other educational institutions - None 
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - Yes   
Percentage of 2020-21 governor meetings attended - 77%  

Sue Marquis   Date Appointed: 26.02.21   Term of Office - 3 years
Committees - Strategy, Curriculum & Outcomes, Diminishing Differences 
Link Governor role/remit - Governor Development
Who Appointed - Co-opted Governor
Business & Pecuniary Interests - None
Governance roles in other educational institutions - None
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - None
Percentage of 2020-21 governor meetings attended - 87%

Judith Mee   Date Appointed: 23.09.19   Term of Office - 3 years
Committees - Strategy, Curriculum & Outcomes, Diminishing Differences 
Link Governor role/remit - Disadvantaged/Vulnerable
Who Appointed - Co-opted Governor
Business & Pecuniary Interests - Yes, Educational Consultant for South Glos. Council
Governance roles in other educational institutions - None
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - None
Percentage of 2020-21 governor meetings attended - 83%

Adam Mills
Date Appointed: 06.10.20   Term of Office - 2 years
CommitteesCurriculum & Outcomes
Link Governor role/remit - Health & Safety
Who Appointed - Staff Governor
Business & Pecuniary Interests - None
Governance roles in other educational institutions - None
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - None
Percentage of 2020-21 governor meetings attended - 100%

Mike Prottey   Date Appointed: 22.02.21   Term of Office - 3 years
Committees - Resources, Strategy, Diminishing Differences, Pay
Link Governor role/remit - Vice Chair of Governors
Who Appointed - Co-opted Governor
Business & Pecuniary Interests - None
Governance roles in other educational institutions - None
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - None
Percentage of 2020-21 governor meetings attended - 88%

Hywel Snook   Date Appointed: 16.07.21   Term of Office - 3 years
Committees - Curriculum & Outcomes, Diminishing Differences
Link Governor role/remit - Safeguarding
Who Appointed - Parent Governor
Business & Pecuniary Interests - None
Governance roles in other educational institutions - t.b.a
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - t.b.a
Percentage of 2020-21 governor meetings attended - 50%

Craig Wheeler Date Appointed: 21.05.21  Term of Office - 3 years
Committees - Resources, Pay
Link Governor role/remit - Welfare
Who Appointed - Co-opted Governor
Business & Pecuniary Interests -  No
Governance roles in other educational institutions - None
Relationship with any member of school staff or pupil - None
Percentage of 2020-21 governor meetings attended - 100%
 

Associate Members:                                                                                                  

  • Joanne Hewitt, Assistant Headteacher, Brimsham Green School

  • Andrew Martin, Assistant Headteacher, Brimsham Green School

  • Terry Redfern, Head of Finance,Business and Administration, Brimsham Green School

  • Julie Revans, Assistant Headteacher, Brimsham Green School 

  • Stuart Thomas, Assistant Headteacher, Brimsham Green School

Clerk to Governors:                                                                                                        

  • Zoe Williams

The following link provides more information regarding the role of Governors:
South Gloucestershire Governors Information

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